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Hello! My name is Heather and I am so happy you stopped by! This blog is a place where I will share love stories of amazing couples who I had the honor of photographing. It is a place where I can express my passion with images where my words fall short. Photography has changed my life drastically and I am so thankful that God has blessed me with this gift. I wish I could say the same thing about my singing voice, but what can you do?!

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>>-Sarah + John–> Married!! Vintner’s Inn, Santa Rosa Wedding

Sarah and John know how to throw a party…and a wedding 🙂 I should have known from the second Sarah told me she was from New Orleans, that it was going to be a wedding to remember! We had just returned form New Orleans two weeks before their wedding to celebrate our 10 year anniversary! […]

Nov 18

Sarah and John know how to throw a party…and a wedding 🙂 I should have known from the second Sarah told me she was from New Orleans, that it was going to be a wedding to remember! We had just returned form New Orleans two weeks before their wedding to celebrate our 10 year anniversary! It was our first time there and we were instantly in love with the city! There was so much culture and the live music and food was the best we’d experienced in all our U.S. travels! I was sooo excited to see that they were incorporating some of this culture into their wedding day! As they walked down the aisle as newlyweds, all the guests waved white scarves, while a brass band played a celebratory song. All the guests danced their way from their seats all the way to cocktail hour! It was an amazing moment that totally set the tone for the rest of the night. A HUGE dance party! The reception was cocktail style so the guests could dance all night and take breaks for food and drinks whenever they wanted. I LOVED every second of it! Another highlight was Sarah’s son, who was incredibly adorable! I couldn’t take enough photos of him 🙂 Congrats Sarah & John!

Venue: Vintner’s Inn – https://www.vintnersresort.com/

Wedding Coordinator: Leah Bertoli (Bertoli Bridal and Design), info@bertolibridal.com – www.bertolibridal.com

Venue Contact: Denette Huffman (Vintners Inn) – dhuffman@vintnersinn.com

Brass Band: Maxwell Church (Black Sheep) blacksheepbrassband@gmail.com

Jeff (California Mobile) – jeff@calmobiledj.net – www.calmobiledj.net

2nd Photographer: Irina Ventresca: https://irinaventresca.com/



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>>–Classica + Greg-> Married!! Vintner’s Inn Wedding – Sonoma Wedding Photographer

Classica & Greg said their vows at the beautiful Vintner’s Inn in Santa Rosa, Ca with a beautiful vineyard backdrop. It was such a joy to capture their wedding day because they are always laughing and smiling in each other’s presence, which was totally infectious ’cause I caught myself grinning ear to ear as I […]

Oct 1

Classica & Greg said their vows at the beautiful Vintner’s Inn in Santa Rosa, Ca with a beautiful vineyard backdrop. It was such a joy to capture their wedding day because they are always laughing and smiling in each other’s presence, which was totally infectious ’cause I caught myself grinning ear to ear as I photographed them. It was fun to witness the way their love for each other poured out through their smiles. One of my favorite moments from their wedding was photographing them in the vineyards during sunset. They were freshly married and completely on cloud 9 as they held each other. I am so excited to share this blog from their wonderful wedding! Congrats to Classica & Greg (and your adorable dog Chopper!)

Wedding Venue: Vintner’s Inn – https://www.vintnersinn.com/

Wedding Coordinator: Anna Marie Rubio (AR Weddings N Events) – https://www.arweddingsnevents.com/ cell #925-639-3924

Flower designer: Vanda Florist Design; Contact: Millita Walker email Millita@vandafloral.com Instagram @vandafloraldesign

Caterer: John Ash & Co.

2nd Photographer: Irina Ventresca – https://irinaventresca.com/

DJ or Entertainment: Good Time Disc Jockeys; https://www.goodtimedj.com/DJ Mark Power cell #415-412-4023

Cake Designer: Fleur de Lisa; http://www.fleurdelisacakes.com/Lisa Colley cell # 707-494-0000

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

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>>-Ashley + Eric-> Married!! Vintner’s Inn Wedding

Congrats to Ashley & Eric! Their day was filled with so much beauty and love. They were married at Vintner’s Inn, one of my faves and one that never EVER disappoints! The place is oozing with charm and whimsy and I must add incredible sunsets! Ashley and Eric’s golden hour happened during dinner and getting […]

Jul 23

Congrats to Ashley & Eric! Their day was filled with so much beauty and love. They were married at Vintner’s Inn, one of my faves and one that never EVER disappoints! The place is oozing with charm and whimsy and I must add incredible sunsets! Ashley and Eric’s golden hour happened during dinner and getting all the way to the vineyard in heels at this point was not gonna happen for Ashley…which I totally get! I am only good for 45 minutes in heels! So I literally took them to where the sun was setting just a hundred yards away tucked behind the parking lot…I had no idea what I would find, but I stumbled upon the Holy Grail of hidden gems…Maybe it was the lighting or maybe it was the natural high I was on from photographing this amazing couple, but I’m pretty sure the garden was magical. Golden Hour is officially Magical Hour at Vintner’s Inn in my book.

One of my favorite parts of their day was the ceremony. It was filled with happy tears from siblings, parents, relatives and friends…and of course Eric when he saw his gorgeous bride for the first time walking down the aisle. I love tears on wedding days because that is the way I express over flowing happiness as well…(Cheerio commercials and proposal stories get me every time ). There is nothing better than capturing unfiltered emotion and I am so excited to share the story of their day through images!

Wedding Venue: Vintner’s Inn – https://www.vintnersinn.com/

Wedding Coordinator: Bravo Wedding and Events https://www.bravoweddings-events.com/Katy Lohse (707-338-7719) – Bravo
Flower designer: Anita Isaza, Wine Country Flowers – http://www.winecountryflowers.com/
Caterer: John Ash
DJ or Entertainment: AMS Entertainment – https://www.amswinecountry.com/
Cake Designer: JM Rosen’s Cheesecakes –https://jmrosencheesecakes.com/
Hair Artist: The Powder Room – https://thepowderroomsr.com/
Makeup Artist: The Powder Room – https://thepowderroomsr.com/
Bridesmaid Dresses: Starlet Bridal

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>>–Maria+Joe-> Married!! Vintner’s Inn Wedding, Wine Country Wedding Photographer

  What do you get when an English Lady and an Irish Lad get married?  THE BEST WEDDING EVER!!  Although they never met as kids, Maria & Joe both grew up in the East Bay and attended rival high schools.  Both are very good athletes and were even featured in the town’s newspaper on the […]

Oct 12

 

What do you get when an English Lady and an Irish Lad get married?  THE BEST WEDDING EVER!!  Although they never met as kids, Maria & Joe both grew up in the East Bay and attended rival high schools.  Both are very good athletes and were even featured in the town’s newspaper on the same day, on the same page years before they met.  That is serendipity for you!  It wasn’t until they were set up by a mutual friend after college that they had their first date in San Francisco.

The ceremony was so well done with heartfelt vows exchanged as well as a sand ceremony.  The reception is where things were turned up a notch with Maria and Joe setting the stage with their fun choreographed first dance.  The speeches were hilarious!  Complete with a speech to the beat of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” done by Maria’s sister.  When the dancing started there were many English tributes including appearances by Prince William and Kate Middleton, soccer balls flying around, and of course a football song that everyone but me knew the words too 😉  It was such a fun wedding and I know Maria & Joe will always look back on it as one of the best days of their lives!  Congrats!

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Wedding Venue:  Vintner’s Inn -www.vintnersinn.com – Denette Huffman – dhuffman@vintnersinn.com – 707-566-2607

Lauren Miller (Lauren Miller Events) – info@laurenmillerevents.com – 707-291-0938 – www.laurenmillerevents.com

Makeup: Audrey Crandell (Glowing Bridal) – glowingbridal@yahoo.com

Videographer: Kyle Doohan – Studio Arcady – studioarcady@gmail.com

Hair: Stella Stevens (Stella Stevens Hair Design) stelladoeshair@yahoo.com 707-696-5046

Florist: Anne Mendenhall (Anne Mendehall Flowers) abmendenhall@sbcglobal.net – 925-287-8142

DJ: Mike (Fog City Entertainment) – mike@fogcityentertainment.com – 415-763-5292

Transportation: Alicia Slaugh (Pure Luxury Transportation) – alicia@pureluxury.com – 1-800-626-5466

2nd Photographer: Johanna Claesson – www.pieceofheartphotography.com